palolo

noun pa·lo·lo \ pəˈlō(ˌ)lō \
variants: or palolo worm or less commonly bololo \bə-\

Definition of palolo

plural -s
: a eunicid worm (Eunice viridis) that burrows in the coral reefs of various Pacific islands and swarms in vast numbers at the surface of the sea for breeding a little before the last quarter of the moon in October and November when they are gathered as highly esteemed food

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Origin and Etymology of palolo

Samoan & Tongan palolo


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